Salford University has produced some incredible performers over the years (Need I mention Peter Kay, Jason Manford and Ben Kingsley?).
Recently they showcased the talent of the Comedy module for their Performance courses at The Frog and Bucket. The night was a combination of first time performers and experienced acts, most of whom are in their final year of Salford University’s Comedy Writing and Performance Course .
Continue reading “The Salford University Stand Up Showcase”
Wandering through Manchester city centre, you can’t fail to notice that homelessness is something of an issue. You might even have thought that it’s time someone did something about it.
Well, on Thursday, December 14th, someone is. Continue reading “Preview: The Homeless Support Stand Up Project”
I can’t read a map, so we’re running late. This means that, after a mad dash across Sale, we don’t get to enjoy much of The Old Plough before we hurry through the bar for our first visit to Laughing Gnome Comedy.
Two chairs are kindly rustled up for us to take our seats at the back as we prepare to watch the same comedian perform twice. Continue reading “Laughing Gnome Comedy @ The Old Plough, Sale”
Inglorious Laughters was hosted by Eji Osigwe, a friendly start to this intimate gig at Gullivers. His relaxed chats with the audience provided a sense of normality and familiarity after some of the more whimsical acts and kept the whole night in balance. Continue reading “Inglorious Laughters @ Gullivers”
This is one of our favourite nights in the comedy calendar. The final seems to have come around quickly this year.
It’ll be Christmas before you know it, but right now there’s a champ to be crowned. Whose night will it be? Continue reading “Beat The Frog World Series Final 2017 @ The Frog & Bucket”
The days are getting shorter, but comedy rests for no fan.
Tonight, it’s another foray into the Women in Comedy Festival for Strife In A Northern Town, a two-woman show that pitches itself as “a hilarious, fast-paced tale of sex, death, corruption, friendship, family and Latvian cigarettes”. Continue reading “Strife In A Northern Town @ Women in Comedy Festival 2017”
Having attending the excellent festival launch night at the Frog and Bucket the previous night and perused the shows on offer, this was one I was very excited about.
Being an exiled Cumbrian I was naturally drawn to a show set in my native homeland and even more so realising it was set on Derwent Water. A place I spent much of my youth and a couple of summers working when back home as a student.
Continue reading “Jane Postlethwaite’s ‘The House’ @ Women in Comedy Festival 2017”
The gigs are coming thick and fast in October and this was the first of three gigs this week!
Although it has been a long time between drinks since we last visited Dead Cat back in December, it remains one of our favourite nights. The regular gig plays host to some of the best alternative acts on the circuit and conducts itself at the wonderful Labyrinth of a pub, the wonderfully quirky Sandbar.
Continue reading “Dead Cat Comedy @ Sandbar”
Blimey, it’s been a long week. Pretty knackering, as it goes. We’re not ready to head home just yet though. Instead, we’re on our way to watch some musical comedy. The artist in question is acoustic guitar-wielding Chris Tavener, who has tempted us along to a recording of his show.
We’ve checked out a few of his songs and we’re ready to be entertained. Let’s see how it goes. Continue reading “Chris Tavener @ Three Minute Theatre”
Yep, you’ve read that right. We can be a bit cultured when we want! So how did we find ourselves inadvertently at a poetry evening? It had a smattering of stand-up comedy of course!
Continue reading “Punk in Drublic Poetry @ Brewdog Bar Manchester”